The Complete Short Novels
by Anton Chekhov and Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky


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Anton Chekhov, widely hailed as the supreme master of the short story, also wrote five works long enough to be called short novels-here brought together in one volume for the first time, in a masterly new translation by the award-winning translators Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky.  Read more...


 
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Overview

Anton Chekhov, widely hailed as the supreme master of the short story, also wrote five works long enough to be called short novels-here brought together in one volume for the first time, in a masterly new translation by the award-winning translators Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky.

The Steppe
--the most lyrical of the five--is an account of a nine-year-old boy's frightening journey by wagon train across the steppe of southern Russia. The Duel sets two decadent figures--a fanatical rationalist and a man of literary sensibility--on a collision course that ends in a series of surprising reversals. In The Story of an Unknown Man, a political radical spying on an important official by serving as valet to his son gradually discovers that his own terminal illness has changed his long-held priorities in startling ways. Three Years recounts a complex series of ironies in the personal life of a rich but passive Moscow merchant. In My Life, a man renounces wealth and social position for a life of manual labor.

The resulting conflict between the moral simplicity of his ideals and the complex realities of human nature culminates in a brief apocalyptic vision that is unique in Chekhov's work.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781400032921
  • ISBN-10: 140003292X
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • Publish Date: August 2005
  • Page Count: 576
  • Dimensions: 8.04 x 5.28 x 1.01 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.94 pounds

Series: Vintage Classics

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Books > Fiction > Classics
Books > Fiction > Short Stories (single author)
Books > Fiction > Literary

 
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